Richard Fielden and Paul Judge recently attended ‘Aqua 2015 – the 42nd International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) Conference in Rome, Italy.
They were both invited as representatives of the British Drilling Association (BDA) at the 3rd Annual European Groundwater and Wells Association (EGA) meeting on 18 September, which was a part of the larger event at The University Sapienza. Its purpose was to establish a European standard for the construction of water wells. To see the full itinerary and order of the day visit the following link.
“The 3rd Annual EGA meeting conference revolved around a very well-received series of presentations from well-drilling specialists from all around the world, including: the USA, Ireland, France, Italy, the UK and Hungary”, said Richard. “You can’t go to Italy and not mention the food or weather, and neither disappointed – the weather was a pleasant 30 0C, not to mention the food and wine provided by the EGA for our enjoyment. Rome is a fantastic venue for such an event.”
The larger annual conference took place between 13-18 September. Besides a series of ice-breakers, where everybody could network, swap ideas and get acquainted with one another, there was a strong series of talks, demonstrations and lectures too. A selection of topics can be found at the following link.